Jan. 31 - Amateur video purportedly shows Syrian tanks peppering Homs with heavy artillery fire and explosions at a castle in Hama. Lindsey Parietti reports.
Artillery fire in Syria as fighting continues between President Bashar al-Assad's regime and protesters and rebel fighters. This amateur video, purportedly filmed in Homs, could not be independently verified by Reuters. Such footage frequently appears on social media websites as Assad battles to crush a 10-month-old uprising. A castle reportedly in Hama also comes under attack. Foreign powers are struggling to come up with a diplomatic solution to the crisis. On Tuesday, the Arab League will ask the United Nations to adopt a resolution calling on Assad to step down. The league is backed by the US, France and Britain, but China and Russia, some of Syria's few remaining allies, vetoed a previous resolution and say this one could pave the way for military intervention. Lindsey Parietti, Reuters